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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


The Trust has supported Lifeboat Services, the welfare of ex-servicemen and the needs of the homeless amongst others, and welcomes applications from organisations and individuals in the following areas:

  • the saving of lives
  • the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science
  • the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
  • the prevention or relief of poverty
  • the advancement of animal welfare.

The Trust has a preference to give to charitable organisations operating in Scotland.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Annually awarded:
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Who can apply

Charities registered in the UK but there is a preference for charities registered in Scotland.


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When to apply

There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time. However, the Trustees normally meet once per year, in the autumn.

How to apply

Apply online via the funder website.

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Activites funded: Animal welfare Arts & culture Community safety Disaster & emergency services General charitable activities Heritage & building preservation Science & technology

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged Homeless or badly housed People in poverty Ill-health Disabilities Veterans & armed forces personnel

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